Thursday, July 1, 2010

Photo Project Overload? I Hope Not.

In the past week, I've decided to play in several photo-posting initiatives hosted by other bloggers.  Originally, I was just going to participate in "The Sunday Creative", but then I got inspired by other blogs to join in some more of the fun.  Hopefully I will be able to keep up.  This coming weekend, I will post my first "Shadow Shot Sunday" (I just missed the close of the linky last week) and I also plan to participate in the "One Word Project" over at Shutter Sisters.

Today I am posting my first photo for "Bigger Picture Moments".  Bigger Picture Moments appeals to me because it is a little more open and loose. There is no inspirational word or theme to embody--we are just encouraged to "view the bigger picture", whatever that means to us, and then post a story or a photo of a moment that captures a mood, thought or feeling that we want to share.  (hopefully I got that right!)

So here is my first one--it is a photo of my Dad throwing a crab trap into the Barnegat Bay in NJ as the early evening sun sets on the horizon beyond him.  I love the photo because it is so peaceful, and it captures the youthful, outdoorsy/fisherman side of him.  I have wonderful memories of my Dad teaching me how to fish and crab during our summers on the bay when I was a little girl.  The photo reminds me that my Dad, who just turned 70, is still active and happy and engaged in life.  I am thankful for the time I got to spend with him on a short vacation last week.  Yea Dad!


Each week, Bigger Picture Moments is hosted on a different blog.  This week it is being hosted by Corinne, so head on over there if you want to play!

Bigger Picture Moment

12 comments:

Jamie said...

Gorgeous photos - I love the way the sun is reflecting off the water highlighting your dad

Corinne said...

Oh I love how you interpreted the moment! You did a splendid job :) And am so happy you're playing along, thank you!

becca said...

What a beautiful beautiful picture! There's nothing more beautiful than the sun sparkling on the water at dusk. Pure heaven.

Virginia said...

It's a gorgeous photo. Love the silhouette of your dad.

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Funny! I feel the same way! With Team-up with Mosey, Bigger Picture, and Picture Summer, I was tapped out today! phew. :) Tam

mosey said...

What a lovely place to visit! Scanning down your posts was a visual treat. Great photos, and I'm particularly inspired by your market bag. I'm just learning to knit and I *love* that project.

Looking forward to checking back in....

Justine said...

Wow! Breathtaking. I love that you have a great story to go with this too, which makes it even more beautiful.

Glad to find you through Bigger Picture Moments.

Hyacynth said...

Your picture is gorgeous! And your intrepretation is perfect. I love seeing what everyone comes up with for these moments.

viewfromdownhere said...

Found you through BF...that picture is amazing! I love the colors in it, and such a beautiful moment to capture.

R Montalban said...

What a lovely story and blog entry.

Paige said...

Love this picture! It really takes you into that moment!

This Heavenly Life said...

You absolutely got it right! I love that you're trying to see the Bigger Picture through photography. And it's a stunning photo of your dad...the sun...the feelings it captures. Well done :)

Thanks for playing along!